Some Lexington homes called "death traps" due to code violations

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The city of Lexington is planning to crack down on code violations in homes near the University of Kentucky.

In a recent inspection of several area homes, fire and code enforcement authorities found so many violations the fire Marshal described some places as "death traps".

In light of the dangerous situation, Mayor Jim Newberry and fire authorities announced Friday afternoon that fire code violations will not be tolerated, and that there would be a big push to make sure that violation are discovered and corrected.

Violating landlords will be more carefully monitored and fined for properties that prove to be dangerous to tenants.

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